According to the Ralph Lauren Style Guide Glossary, Fair Isle is defined as ” A colorful geometric design, often knit in soft, heathered yarns, named after one of the Shetland Islands in Scotland.” That’s all well and good, but the real question is: how cool is it that there’s a glossary on Ralph Lauren’s website?!
Anyway, the leaves are falling, the temps are a droppin’ and even though there are probably 80 scarves and hats in your closet ALREADY (don’t count them–the number will horrify you) nothing says winter like an accessory that reminds you of a Scottish island you’ve never visited.
This season, Fair Isle has veered from traditional sweaters to accessories like caps, leg warmers and even tights. Time to cozy up to one of fall’s top trends!
Check out this Fair Isle deerstalker from ASOS, for those of you who stalk deer?
Here’s a Fair Isle beret from Eugenia Kim, made of baby alpaca (not sure if that’s PETA-approved).
One of my favorite Fair Isle incarnations is, of course, these adorable leg warmers by Marc by Marc Jacobs. Wear them tucked into boots or out for Fair Isle fun.
If you like a little bling to go with your Fair Isle, American Eagle Outfitters smattered a scarf with sequins. Perfect for a southern California winter!